MVS Pays Tribute on the Tyne


Members of the Northumbria Unit have paid their respects to those who served and sacrificed their lives in service to the country.

The MVS have organised a parade of sail on Remembrance Sunday at Newcastle’s Quayside for the past seven years but this year due to COVID restrictions, they decided to cancel the event and lay poppy wreaths in key parts of the River Tyne.

The wreaths were placed in the Tyne at Newcastle Quayside, Gateshead Millennium Bridge, North Shields Fish Quay and the Herd Groyne at South Shields with a blessing from unit padre John McDonald.

Head of Unit Angela Carrington said: ‘This year we can’t go ahead with the flotilla as normal but it’s important for the people in this region to see that everyone involved in the maritime community on the river still cares.”